Nintendo is on fire (makes me want to sing..”this Nintendo is on fffffiiiiiiiiaaaahhhhh) lately. After the successful launch of Pokemon Go, they now announce a NES classic console reboot.
Yes, that is right, they are going down the route of Sega and Atari. But don’t worry, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be giving up on the console industry just yet. Instead they seemed to see a new market can be touched for their long time core gamers, like we have been asking all along.
The console will come out just in time for the holidays in November and will be pre-loaded with 30 classic games. It will also host HDMI ports for a slight modern twist and will come with 1 classic NES style controller. You can buy a second one for around $10 if you need a second one. The only downside is that this is a stand alone console, meaning no new games or original games can be used. You will only have the 30 original games pre-installed and of course, no online play. Still, it isn’t a bad product for the price ($60.00).
As for other mini classic consoles, it appears that Nintendo will wait to see how this one goes. That is likely one of their smarter moves as of late, and the good news is that they do have generic consoles that will play different classic games. So lost of older games is far from being lost.
As for the list of games that it comes with, here it is:
- Balloon Fight™
- BUBBLE BOBBLE
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
- Donkey Kong™
- Donkey Kong Jr. ™
- DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
- Dr. Mario™
- FINAL FANTASY®
- GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
- Ice Climber™
- Kid Icarus™
- Kirby’s Adventure™
- Mario Bros. ™
- MEGA MAN® 2
- NINJA GAIDEN
- Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
- SUPER C™
- Super Mario Bros.™
- Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
- Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
- TECMO BOWL
- The Legend of Zelda™
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
Do you think that the Nintendo NES Classic Mini will be a good product? I do and I cannot wait to get my paws on one.